Natalie Lopez
Grand Rapids, MI

What is your passion in photography?
I photograph what I love; my son, sports and concerts. It’s about capturing that one moment that can never be reproduced. I love candid photography because I look for moments that typically go unnoticed. When I shoot concerts and sporting events, I try to focus on the performers/athletes facial expressions because they are so expressive. You can feel their emotions. Those moments make for beautiful shots.

Where is your favorite place to explore?

What is the most important thing in your camera bag besides your camera and lenses/attachments?
My lips would suffer without Blistex Chapstick and fresh breath is a must so I always carry a pack of gum.

If you had 10 minutes to decide and get on a plane, where would you go?
I would head to Spain and backpack my way over to France, Italy and Germany.